Tension appears high in Venezuela as Sunday election gets nearer.

The elections to form the “Constitutional Assembly” will be held on Sunday (July 30) in Venezuela. According to Nicolás Maduro, this step “will bring peace and growth” to the Country, while “for the opposition and the most of international community” that could mean “the end of democracy” in the Bolivarian Republic.

The “opposition” would have encouraged not to vote and “the U.S., the EU, the Catholic Church, the UN and the main countries of the American continent asked to suspend” the election. 

The “eve” of the latter would appear “tense” and “marked, once again, by chaos and violence” (ANSA).

The news agency EFE informed that an “18 years old” boy “died today” because of “a shot” received “in a demonstration in the city of San Cristóbal, in the west of Venezuela”.

According to the “Fiscalía” (Fiscalía General, Public Prosecutor’s office), this further tragic event raises “to 109 the number of” persons dead “in nearly four months of protests” (ibidem).

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